The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
This film is part of Free
Asian Community Centre
Will the 'House of Cards' be the sanctuary that the elderly Asian men of Wolverhampton need?
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John Swallow meets a group of elderly Asian men in West Park, Wolverhampton who are victims of cultural and social 'rules' that mean they cannot stay at home if a woman they are not married to is also at home. Consequently, they play cards all day in the park. Being outside during the summer is bearable but when the weather turns it's more of a problem. Luckily Wolverhampton council is stepping in to give the men their very own community centre or 'House of Cards'.
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